Russians who’ve committed war crimes in Ukraine may be counting on the conventional wisdom that accountability for such acts — if it comes at all — will be many years in the future. But that assumption is about to be upended.
The war isn’t over, but Ukraine is already prosecuting Russian crimes
Ukraine’s chief war-crimes prosecutor Yuriy Belousov has told us that his office is moving forward with charges in four model cases involving mass disappearances, torture and killing of civilians. And this is only the beginning: Ukraine is investigating some 7,600 potential war crimes cases.
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